Hi everybody here,
I use SMF for my photography forum for ... years. For a couple of months, we have massive accounts creation by robots (I guess ?) not passing through the visual captcha identification at the registration page.
What we did to improve filtering was to install Stop Spammer mod which uses the stop spam forum database. This is very convenient as 99,9% of spammers are now blocked.
Nevertheless, we still face that situation where the accounts are created, and we need to purge every day more than 200 accounts. It does not take such a long time, but it is annoying.
Is there any other solution to prevent such accounts creation ? How do the robots can pass through the registration process without being blocked ? Is it possible to filter the register page ?
We use release 1.1.15 and planned to migrate to 2.x within months. URL is http://forum.nikonpassion.com/ [nofollow]
Thanks for your answers and nice WE to all of you